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Avocado Pesto Sauce with Parsley

This healthy avocado pesto sauce with parsley is a delicious all-season accompaniment to pasta.  It requires few ingredients and only about 15 minutes of your time.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Keyword avocado, parsley, pasta, pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti or another pasta shape cooked al dente in salted water with 1 bay leaf (for 4 people)
  • 1.5 avocados
  • 40 g parsley finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup good vegetable oil or mild tasting olive
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese or other hard Italian cheese
  • Sea salt and plenty of pepper to taste
  • Roasted tomatoes for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Combine the oil, garlic and parsley and process in a blender for 2 minutes.    Add the cheese and avocado and puree for another minute or so.  Season well and spoon a desired amount onto individual portions of the pasta.  Garnish with roasted tomatoes if you like. 
  • Store any leftover pesto in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Notes

To save time prepare the pesto while the pasta is cooking.